U.S. Government considers eliminating penny

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Are you a penny saver?

One of those people who can't resist picking pennies up off the ground, or who has a large jar of them sitting around the house?

There's a chance your pennies won't be worth much in the future. The U.S. government is considering eliminating use of the coin due to the cost of production (it costs 1.4 cents to make a single penny).

Share your thoughts on the elimination of the penny with features editor Callie Clark Miller at 335-6611, ext. 128 or cmiller@semissourian.com

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